We chatted to rapper and face of We Are Bold – Angel Haze on her life, her experience on the We Are Bold shoot and fashion and beauty favorites.
What does We Are Bold mean to you?
I guess it’s basically a call to women, not any sort of woman but there are so many different types and the mainstream pushes one at you all the time and I’m not like society’s woman. I am androgynous, I have fun, I wear black and I do crazy things. They make clothes for people like me and people like you and people like anyone else and I think it’s really dope.
What has been your favorite part of the day?
Riding around in a mustang screaming my woes and being filmed for it. That’s not even work, that’s just me having fun, it’s great.
Why do you like boohoo?
I like boohoo because they make great clothes and now that I’ve worked with them I like them because they’re great people.
Which celebrities give you style inspiration?
It ranges from Michael Jackson, who was incredibly underrated in the dress department to Chris Jones and people like Prince. I like all sorts of things, it doesn’t really matter to me as long as they look good and so long as they fit my aesthetic.
What trends are you loving this spring?
I’m really loving festival wear, from long line T-Shirts, to French styling and leather jackets, it’s really cool.
Have you always been interested in fashion?
I’ve always been interested in fashion since a very early age. I like what works for me. Not until I became almost famous or whatever you want to call this, no just kidding, but I started meeting with lots of designers and going to lots of shows and now I’m very interested in fashion because there’s so much that goes into it, it’s an actual art so I do love fashion a lot.
What’s your beauty routine?
Oh my god, my beauty routine involves me waking up, applying a yogurt mask and then slapping on a bunch of make up like everybody else!
Who has been the best person that you have ever worked with?
It has to be my dad. It’s one of those things where the ultimate comfortability is there, I trust him, I love him and he’s great at what he does.
What are your goals for 2015?
Get out more, do more fun stuff, take myself a little less seriously and make really, really epic s**t.
What 5 pieces do you think everyone should own and why?
A great pair of boots, an awesome handbag, a pair of boyfriend jeans for those days where you just don’t feel like trying, a grandpa sweater and one of those brushes that you use on your face and get really deep in your pores.
Describe your style in 3 words
Androgynous, black and carefree.
Describe a typical work day in 3 words
Fast, fun and comfortable.
Your favorite thing about your job is...
I make money for doing absolutely nothing except what I love, it’s insane cause that’s nothing to me. It’s like waking up and breathing so I even make money for breathing that’s great, it’s the best thing.
What’s a typical day in your life?
I wake up every morning at 6:45am and take my dog to Elysion Park at 7am and then by 10 I get sleepy again, so I take little powernap for like 20 minutes. Then I go to work at exactly 1 until sometimes 1 in the morning. By work I could be painting, I could be writing, I could be recording, all those things, they usually take all day for me.
What music are you listening to right now?
There’s a guy called Borned who sings a song called Electric Love. The new Kendrick Lamar album and Drake mix tape is amazing. I’m listening to a lot of myself because obviously I have to keep that at the forefront.